Synonyms of 'pathos'
the power, for example in literature, of arousing feelings of pity or sorrowthe pathos of his hopeless situation
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
See related content
Thesaurus for pathos from the Collins English Thesaurus
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?